Alone again, or: Love poem

Poetry Partners #70

‘Alone Again’, a poem by Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris of ‘Gypsie’s Writings, Musings, Quotes & Poetry’

The emptiness, the aloneness
Disconnected from the bond
With another human being
Totally overwhelming
As to be debilitating
All consuming.

No one to turn to
For light conversation
Deep, thought provoking verbiage
Important issues
That understanding nod
The wordless communication
When eyes met.

The touch
The physical touch
The lack of it
Rips apart an already tortured soul
Images of that touch on another
Bringing her
Feeding her
Loving her.

Not me
Never me
Only a brief moment in time
A mere wisp of a breath of happiness
A life denied again
Pain of loss
Heartache unimaginable
Seeking oblivion
Seeking peace.

A ‘retrac’ poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

A hug's
the best drug.
We're each designed
to yearn for our own 'mine'.
Caring hugs ~ very much akin
to sweet love poem ~ written 'pon the skin
whose power stirs spirits deep down within
~ thus human nature's always been.
The kindest words online
leave us to pine
for kind hugs
so snug

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

25 thoughts on “Alone again, or: Love poem”

  1. There is no real substitute for a physical hug after such moving heartbreaking loss. Wonderful collaboration.

  2. We all need a minimum of 3 hugs a day! And those aren’t pat and run but a full 60 seconds of wrapped in another’s arms heart to heart!

  3. The pain in Ami’s poem is palpable. My heart aches for the speaker. ๐Ÿ’” Your poem lightens up the mood – like a good friend consoling another. I also like the shape created with yours. ๐Ÿค— Well done, you two!

  4. I love this collab. Very stirring poem from Ami — I love poems that reach so honestly within the heart. Very good heart. And your reply is beautifully formed, and very hugging and lovely. xoxo

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